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Assessing the Capitalist Peace

by Gerald Schneider & Nils Petter Gleditsch

Researchers have recently reinvigorated the idea that key features associated with a capitalist organization of the economy render nation states internally and externally more peaceful. According to this adage,...


Gods, Heroes, and Philosophers

by Christopher Bonanos

Here are some of the reasons to be proud to be Greek:

• Alexander the Greet, greatest conqueror of them all

• Olympic games, past and present

• Olympia Dukakis, George Stephanopolous, and Yanni

• Birth...


Arguing Americanism: Franco Lobbyists, Roosevelt S Foreign Policy, and the Spanish Civil War

by Michael E. Chapman

"An unusually original book that challenges established assumptions and reveals the complexity of American reactions to the Spanish Civil War."-Stanley G. Payne, University of Wisconsin-Madison In 1938 the United...


Trilateralism and Beyond: Great Power Politics and the Korean Security Dilemma During and After the Cold War

by Robert A. Wampler

The fall of the Berlin Wall more than two decades ago brought an end to the Cold War for most of the world. But the legacy of that era remains unresolved on the divided Korean peninsula, which still presents...


Lost Sons of the Mediterranean Kefalonia, September 1943

by Pietro Giovanni Liuzzi

Based on the evidence of survivors and eye-witnesses, Colonel Liuzzi's book is a soldier's appraisal of one of the worst atrocities committed by the Wehrmacht in the European theatre of conflict in the Second...


Killing Hitler

by Roger Moorhouse

For the first time in one enthralling book, here is the incredible true story of the numerous attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler and change the course of history.

Disraeli once declared that “assassination...


John Eliot and the Praying Indians of Massachusetts Bay: Communities and Connections in Puritan New England

by Kathryn N. Gray

The book is about John Eliot and his mission to Massachusetts Bay in the seventeenth century; it analyses the English-speaking and Algonquian–speaking communities which coalesced in the process of this missionary...


The Wild Muir: Twenty-Two of John Muir's Greatest Adventures

by Lee Stetson

Here is an entertaining collection of John Muir’s most exciting adventures, representing some of his finest writing. From the famous avalanche ride off the rim of Yosemite Valley to his night spent weathering...


We Were There: Revelations from the Dallas Doctors Who Attended to JFK on November 22, 1963

by Allen Childs

There are few days in American history so immortalized in public memory as November 22, 1963, the date of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Adding to the wealth of information about this tragic day...


Guinness: The Greatest Brewery on Earth--Its History, People, and Beer

by Tony Corcoran

There is no other company, industry, or premises more closely aligned—indeed almost synonymous—with its hometown than Guinness’s St. James’s Gate Brewery and the city of Dublin. From the company’s...


Mr. Wilson's War: From the Assassination of McKinley to the Defeat of the League of Nations

by John Dos Passos

Beginning with the assassination of McKinley and ending with the defeat of the League of Nations by the United States Senate, the twenty-year period covered by John Dos Passos in this lucid and fascinating narrative...


Sherman Invades Georgia: Planning the North Georgia Campaign Using a Modern Perspective

by John R. Scales

A longtime Special Forces officer with a Ph.D. in systems engineering presents a new perspective on one of the legendary campaigns of the Civil War, General William T. Sherman's invasion of Georgia. Unlike most...


The Divine Wind: Japan's Kamikaze Force in World War II

by Roger Pineau

The authors were with the Japanese Naval Special Attack Force (Kamikaze Corps) from its inception in late 1944.


Saving Big Ben: The USS Franklin and Father Joseph T. O'Callahan

by John R. Satterfield

Father Joseph T. O'Callahan was the first military chaplain to receive the Medal of Honor. An unlikely war hero, the bespectacled math professor who became the U.S. Navy's first Jesuit chaplain, served in combat...


Cousins: A Memoir

by Athol Fugard

A remarkable memoir of the author's coming of age as a writer.


An Ideal Theater: Founding Visions for a New American Art

by Todd London

An inspiring collection of the dreams and visions of the founders of the American theatre movement.


At Home: A Short History of Private Life Illustrated Edition

by Bill Bryson

From one of the most beloved authors of our  time—more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone—a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home.

“Houses...


Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World

by Thomas Cahill

From the inimitable bestselling author Thomas Cahill, another popular history—this one focusing on how the innovations of the Renaissance and the Reformation changed the Western world. A truly revolutionary...


Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China

by Jung Chang

A New York Times Notable Book

Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age.

At the age of sixteen,...


Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy

by Eri Hotta

A groundbreaking history that considers the attack on Pearl Harbor from the Japanese perspective and is certain to revolutionize how we think of the war in the Pacific.

When Japan launched hostilities against...